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Truck with bricks

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1940-1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lines Bros. (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted wood and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs G Warren

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 5 []

Physical description

Rectangular red wooden truck with four wooden wheels, and a length of string with a wooden peg at the end for pulling the truck along. The truck contains nine square wooden blocks, and five rounded wooden blocks each with a central shaft so that they can be threaded on to a wooden dowel, there are five wooden dowels for this purpouse. There are four building bricks of wood, each with two holes on each of their six sides. The bricks are divided into two groups of two each and joined by a length of string. Each brick in the group is joined to the other by way of two shaft wooden pegs. There is a transfer print of the maker's logo on one short end of the truck.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1940-1949 (made)


Lines Bros. (made)

Materials and Techniques

painted wood and string


Length: 20 cm approx, Depth: 12 cm approx

Object history note

Given by Mrs G. Warren in 1940s [85/53]

Descriptive line

Pull-along truck with building bricks made in England by Lines Bros in the 1940s

Labels and date

This pull-along track comes with its own building blocks. It was made in England by Lines Bros []


Wood; String (fiber product); Material


Carving; Painting


Children & Childhood; Toys & Games; Games; Construction toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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